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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081 22 94 401
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Amazing views over the city. Impressive walls.

Spent about an hour walking round the walls. Not sure what was open inside the castle. I think there's an art gallery in there, but I think there's allot of the castle privately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked from the old city, about 3 kilometers including some 800 stairs each way The climb was worth it for the view with a great outlook over the whole of the Bay of Naples and the hinterland. This is one of the highest points in Naples as you would expect. The castle is very impressive, however once there you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent about an hour walking round the walls. Not sure what was open inside the castle. I think there's an art gallery in there, but I think there's allot of the castle privately owned. There's some great views over the bay and across the city. Just check what the opening hours before you visit we got there about an hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The view of the city and the bay of Naples are spectacular. Definitely worth a trip! A nice tour with the funicular or metro from the city Centre, this is a nice and cheap Naples excursion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very romantic place with a view for the whole bay and the city. I loved to walk there to watch the sunsets. Unfortunately since few years the entrance is paid and there isn't much to see in the castle itself - just a gloomy fortress. If you come here for a view, the same you'd see from Piazza San... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large and amazing castle, but you can only see the exterior. Really, there is no access to any of the interior rooms. But you do get amazing views from the top. There is also a small museum of contemporary art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday, took the funicular railway. Entrance was free, views were amazing. Very well set out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First Sunday of every month you can enter without paying tickets. A Napolitano friend of mine took me the castel and I really loved it. The view of Napoli, Capri, Sorrento is unforgettable. You need to put on very comfy shoes as there is lots of walking uphill . I really was impressed how the castle is well kept and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well..Take the Funiculario centrale...and go up there to the highest place of Napoli. The castle is not very nice as such but the view on all Napoli justify to walk till that point... Nothing to see as such in the castle but look around !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle on a hot sunny day in July and were extremely relieved we took the funicular up to it! The views over Naples are spectacular and well worth the entrance fee. No charge for under 18s. You only walk the castle walls though and do not go inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the castle is fantastic as it overlooks the whole city. A friend and I walked up on a hot day - it is a real climb - and I have to say I was disappointed. It is a fabulously huge fortified castle, but you only see the ramps that lead you up to top level where you... More 

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